About

    our story

    To innovate is to do things differently, better, and in a non-traditional way. From virtual audiences to remote Santa's Grotto's we love doing the impossible and un-expected.

    We are a hybrid creative, development and production house specialising in solving problems in the broadcast, technology and events sectors.

    Our journey has been a wild one so far from humble beginnings in 2018 to building the first and biggest Virtual Audience for Britains Got Talent in 2020. We are now focussing on even more creative and immersive activations and events to grow and develop the best shows and experiences ever.

    Kai Brittain

    Founder & Head of Innovation

    With almost a decade of experience within the Broadcast and Media industry, Kai founded Innovate Live in 2018, with a vision to deliver creative and innovative solutions to colleagues and clients alike. Kai is an integral part in the growth and direction of the company, now leading on innovation and working with our customers to enhance their offering. Kai encourages our clients to think creatively and without limitations.

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    Jake Medler

    Head Of Technology

    Jake is a man of many skills, with an impressive and varied background in Media, Theatre, and Production. Jake heads up all things technology, taking the big ideas and making them happen. He is passionate is about bringing our clients visions to life and is responsible for working on the ‘outside the box’ solutions, architecting new project development and ensuring we are ahead of the curve on new technologies.

    Ashley True

    Head of Operations

    Ash is at the forefront of anything happening at Innovate Live. With experience in Operations, Events and Production Management, he is here to ensure that both the team and our clients have everything they need to deliver projects to a high standard. Be it implementing a system, leading creative brainstorms, securing competitive cost for our clients, or keeping the team on track, Ash is the backbone that keeps us flying.

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    Ann-Marie Stearn

    Head of Business Services

    Taking care of business behind the scenes, Ann-Marie is the wool that knits us together. Coming from a background in Projects, Account Management and CRM, she is passionate about people and creating a business where our team is at the heart of what we do. She keeps us all grounded and is our go to for everything finance, legal and HR.

    Izzie Barnard

    Project Manager

    Izzie is at the heart of our projects, rallying the team and getting the job done effortlessly and with finesse. Izzie has strong experience in project management coming from a background in Events, within both agency and not-for-profit organisations; her organisation and attention to detail is like non-other. You will find her onsite leading on many projects from concept, through to delivery, as well as working together with Ash and Kai to provide outstanding Account Management.

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    Oliver Rowlands

    Project Manager

    We feel that every team needs an Olly! His enthusiasm for the industry and passion for delivering outstanding results is unparalleled. Oliver sits within our projects team alongside Izzie, to assist with the delivery of many projects. As well as this, he works with Kai on the initial concept and pitch stage, to allow for a smooth hand over to the projects team, so the client’s ideas always translate through to product delivery.

    Tim Walford

    Technical Production Manager

    Tim has worked across many aspects of Production and has a natural talent for sharing his knowledge and training others. As such, he is our go-to for all production needs and supports the team with new product launches and training. Tim is our man on the ground, maintaining our equipment, spec’ing jobs, and working closely with each of our clients to facilitate their production needs.

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    Andy Phillips

    Technical Assistant

    With a wide-ranging background in customer support and staff training, Andy is our go to for ensuring smooth delivery of our projects. Ranging from talking top athletes through how to frame their camera to packing our next on site job.

    Thiago Rosa

    Senior Web Developer

    Being one of the first to join Innovate Live, Thiago is a driving force in ensuring the delivery of our software products and implementation of new development requests. Thiago has extensive experience in back-end development and works closely with Jake to ensure our project offering is on point.

    Vallis Weekes

    Front End Developer

    Vallis is our most recent addition to the team and joins Thiago and Jake in our Development department. Specialising in design and front-end development, Vallis works alongside our Project Team to ensure all designs are up to spec, and translate to a seamless, interactive user experience for our clients and their customers.